#seeingsounds LED Piano for Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI)
This piano is the result of a collaboration between Piano Push Play, CymaSpace & Lucid Design. The front panel was replaced with a grid of LEDs that respond to the sounds and tones of this vintage piano. The sound-reactive visualization closely follows whoever is playing. Different high and low notes create different sound frequencies and amplitudes that are translated into light, color and movement. The piano was on display at Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) during their Guitars: Science of Sound exhibit in the main lobby where all visitors were welcome to play it.
The AudioLux One is a new kind of LED lighting controller developed by the team at CymaSpace that will intelligently translate sound and music into light, color and movement. The system is specifically designed for musicians, producers and small events and provides simple, plug-and-play functionality. No complex programming or electronics know-how is required.
Modular Cymatic Triangles
PDX POP NOW! invited us to showcase our work during their annual grassroots festival that focuses the spotlight on local Portland artists. We put together a portable, lightweight installation that was modular enough to be used in different configurations. We used affordable and readily available materials to keep costs down significantly.
Our cymatics-inspired LED programming is incorporated into these modular triangular and pipe structures. The total area covered is approximately 11’x 8’. During the festival, the installation accompanied over two dozen artists and bands.
Vibrohaptic Furniture: Tactile Sound Prototype
Not only did we want to see sound but we wanted to feel it too. Thus we have experimented with transducer technology that converts sound into strong vibration that can be felt in the body whilst sitting or standing. This technology would form the foundation of a large vibrating stage and/or dance floor that allows people to feel sound in much more detail than is possible via any other means).
Media & Press:
- Press & video coverage in the Vortex Magazine and web publication: http://www.vrtxmag.com/articles/the-shivas-live-from-pdx-pop-now-video-premiere
- Willamette Week 2014 Best Listens: BEST PLACE TO HEAR (AND SEE AND FEEL) MUSIC